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G8

 (jē′āt′)
n.
The countries of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Representatives from these countries meet to discuss economic concerns.

[G(roup of) 8.]

G8

abbreviation for
(Economics) Group of Eight
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